The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight ecosystem. In today’s edition, Daimler and Waymo are teaming up to develop an autonomous Class 8 truck. Plus, ATA and TCA lay out their priorities for the next administration, and Old Dominion Freight Lines sets a record.
Daimler, Waymo team up
Two of the biggest names on the planet are joining forces to produce an autonomous Class 8 truck. Daimler and Waymo will collaborate on the vehicle, it was announced.
Linda Baker has more on the relationship: Daimler, Waymo joining forces to build autonomous Freightliner Cascadia
Looking ahead to 2021
Infrastructure and legal battles are among the efforts the American Trucking Associations and Truckload Carriers Association are expected to focus on following the election.
Brian Straight has more on what’s on the associations’ agendas: Infrastructure, legal battles among top issues for ATA, TCA
How good are things for carriers right now? Old Dominion Freight Lines just set a new operating ratio record as it bested analysts’ expectations for the third quarter.
Todd Maiden details the company’s financial performance: Old Dominion sets record with 74.5% operating ratio
Canada plans to distribute over 350 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines once they are available, but the government needs some logistics help to do so.
Nate Tabak explains what Canada is looking for: Canada needs logistics help with millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses
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Clarissa Hawes has the Salmons’ story: Holding on to hope: Trucker’s young son battles terminal brain cancer
Hammer down, everyone,